BID Group selected to deliver $80M state-of-the-art mill for Biewer Lumber
St. George, South Carolina, February 3, 2016 – BID Group of Companies (“BID Group”) is proud to announce its selection by Biewer Lumber (“Biewer”) to deliver a state-of-the-art turnkey mill in Newton, Mississippi. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2016 and will continue throughout the year with mill production scheduled for the second quarter of 2017. The successful execution of the project will require the combined efforts of BID Group’s facilities located throughout North America. The Newton mill will be Biewer’s first in the South. BID Group is excited to be part of Biewer’s expansion and the benefits that the project and the operations will provide for both the company and the community.
The Newton sawmill will feature state-of-the-art technologies specifically designed, supplied, and installed by the BID Group including a Comact optimized log bucking system, a Comact saw line with profiling systems, and a fully-automated mill outfeed. The planer mill will be equipped with the all-new Miller high speed planer, a Comact GradExpertTM and a fully-automated mill outfeed specialized in cut-in-two handling. Lumber drying will utilize continuous kiln technology provided through two Deltech dual path kilns.
The Biewer project is the result of BID Group’s expansion strategy in the Southern United States. Since 2013, BID Group’s business focus has been to establish a southern regional base consisting of a local manufacturing facility with the ability to offer regionally based after-sales services. BID Group now has a world class complex in South Carolina in addition to thirteen other facilities spread across the continent to better serve regional needs while reducing geographical costs and barriers.
“BID Group thanks Biewer Lumber for the opportunity to supply and install the Newton sawmill as well as the opportunity to establish a strong relationship with both Biewer and the community of Newton,” said BID Group CEO Alistair Cook.